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Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...campgrounds, day-use areas and the visitor center at Thurmond Dam were up 25 percent compared with 2014, said recreation...is projected to fall up to three feet by September.Thurmond Dam's hydropower generators ? which are designed to supply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-28/hot-weather-high-water-thurm
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: IT IS CLARKS Hill Lake. I will give you Thurmond Dam, but it will always be Clarks Hill Lake. THE POLICE OFFICER in Texas was doing his job. I support him 100 percent. IF YOU WANT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-23/rants-raves
Heavy rainfall caused partial roof collapse at Thurmond Lake Visitor Center; closed for repairs

...five inches of rain fell at the center located near Thurmond Dam in McCormick County, said Billy Birdwell, spokesman...dependent on more rainfall. The facility overlooks Thurmond Dam and is the only visitor center for the lake.Thurmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-04/heavy-rainfall-caused-partial
Bartram Trail Petersburg Trailhead to receive $100,000 for improvements

...Engineers Savannah District, Southern Off-road Bicycle Association's CRSA Chapter and five businesses near J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake.To prepare the trailhead for the improvements, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a timber...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-22/bartram-trail-petersburg-trai
Missing man thrown from personal watercraft identified as search continues at Thurmond Lake

...Harper, 43, was last seen just before 3 p.m. Monday riding his Yamaha WaveRunner about 250 yards off shore near Thurmond Dam, according to Georgia Department of Natural Capt. Mark Padgett. Witnesses told a park ranger they saw the man fall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/man-missing-lake-identified
Personal watercraft rider missing at Thurmond Lake

...Padgett said the women reported seeing a man fall off his Yamaha WaveRunner while riding about 250 yards off shore near Thurmond Dam. The man, who was not wearing a life jacket, surfaced once and went back under and was not seen again, Padgett said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-18/personal-watercraft-rider-mis
Upcoming calendar

...reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.comBEST DAM RIDE: 7 a.m. Sunday, April 19, J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake, Clarks Hill, S.C.; family-friendly event featuring options of 29-, 62- and 100-mile routes on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-04-06/upcoming-calenda
Thurmond Lake drought restrictions end after five months of reduced outflows

...entered the first level of drought conditions on Sept. 22 when it dropped 4 feet below full summer pool. Releases from Thurmond Dam were restricted to no more than 4,200 cubic feet per second.Once a drought restriction is in place, Thurmond and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/thurmond-lake-drought-restri
Early predictions call for full summer pool at Thurmond Lake

...However, the Corps has been keeping the lake level no higher than 329 feet for safety measures during repair work at Thurmond Dam. Releases from the dam to the Savannah River increase if the water level exceeds the guide curve.Rainfall in January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-16/early-predictions-call-full-s
Grovetown's Tom Lewis is on perch patrol

...submerged weed beds and the best action often coincides with sudden changes in the river's flow. For several miles below Thurmond Dam, the bigger fish often appear at midday, after power generation is halted.Relatively few southern anglers target yellow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-02-14/grovetowns-tom-lewis-per